Fifth Grade Teacher Asks Students To Tell Story With A Moral At The End Of It – Gets More Than She Bargained For

Being a teacher to young children is not an easy job, as you never know what is going to come out of their mouths! One young fifth grade teacher just learned this firsthand when she gave her students the assignment of having their parents tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. When the children came back to class the next day, they were ask to tell their story.

A little girl named Susie recounted, “We live on a farm and I was collecting eggs from the hen house one day. I gathered the eggs and put them in my basket and set off running toward the house. While running I tripped over a rock and smashed all of the eggs.”

“So what’s the moral of the story Susie?” asked the teacher.

“Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket,” Susie replied.

Next, it was a boy named Billy’s turn.

“We also live on a farm,” said Billy. “We have incubators to help our eggs hatch. One night there was a thunderstorm and lightning knocked out the power to the incubators.”

“So what’s the moral of that story Billy?” asked the teacher.

“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch,” said Billy.

The teacher then turned to a girl named Janie and asked, “Janie, do you have a story to share?’

“Yes ma’am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy,” the child said. “She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife. She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn’t break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands.

“Good Heavens,” said the horrified teacher. “What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?”

“He said don’t mess with Mommy when she’s been drinking.”

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